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message 1: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jul 13, 2016 05:57PM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
Team 2 Members
Captain:
Theo
NayNay
Amanda A.
Gea


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message 2: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
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Helpful Links:

Dice Roll (1 die on Thursdays and Sundays US Central Time)
Post Your Spot
Discussion Thread


message 3: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Jul 12, 2016 09:48AM) (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
ALTERNATE LIST:
Each number corresponds with the spot on the board.
For colors: The cover has to be at least 50%
For locations: As long as the book takes part at all in the given location
For Shelves: Any book on the given shelf
For Publication Years: I'll be using how GR has it's publication date listed.
For Authors Names: The first, middle, or last name of the author is ok.
For Cover Items: Must have the given item on the cover
For Titles: Only the first word of the title. A, An, And, and The do not count.
So if the letter is B: The Best Day would be ok. Dear Betty would not be ok.

**5 links where gotten from RRRC's Let's Partner Up! challenge which I am currently enjoying**

1. Title D
2. Cover: Black
3. Goodreads Choice Awards 2015
4. England
5. I Saw the Movie & Read the Book
6. Cover Item Vehicle
7. Author M
8. The Ultimate List of Fighter Romance
9. California
10. Cover Purple
11. 2001
12. Title L
13. Author J
14. Cover Item Weapon
15. Goodreads Choice Awards 2014
16. Texas
17. New Release in 2016
18. Cover: Gray/Silver
19. Geek/Nerd/Genuis Romance
20. Cover Item Food/Drink
21. Title W
22. Best Book Boyfriends
23. Author H
24. Tattoos
25. Released the month you rolled (year doesn't matter)
26. Science Fiction
27. Cover: Orange
28. Athletes or Sports. This link might help Athletes, Sport stars etc
29. Title T
30. Cover Item Water
31. Author L
32. Mental Illness
33. On Teammate's shelf
34. Cover: Red
35. Law Enforcement/Military
36. Audiobooks
37. Title B
38. Cover Item Building(s)
39. Amazon 2016 Bestsellers
40. Artist/Dancer/Musician
41. Enemies to lovers (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
42. Friendship
43. Road trip
44. Sequel in a series you've already started. Must have read a book in that series already.
45. Freebies
46. New to me Author
47. Humor
48. New York
49. Author I
50. Fairy Tale Retellings
51. Man Protagonist
52. Favorite Author
53. Title R
54. Cover Item: 2 or more People
55. Tagged DNF
56. Second chance love (must state how book qualifies i.e. listopia or precis)
57. Florida
58. White
59. Goodreads Choice Awards 2012
60. Title S
61. Cover Item An Animal
62. Author Z
63. Best Book Ever
64. Title E
65. College
66. Mexico
67. Beautiful covers
68. Cover: Green
69. Priority Reads
70. Cowboy (girl) take me Away (western)
71. Historical (fiction, nonfiction, romance etc)
72. Author S
73. suspense thriller
74. Multi-Colored (3 or More Colors)
75. 2009
76. Has at least one child
77. Title C
78. Cover Item No People
79. Author A
80. Standalones
81. Europe
82. Cover: Yellow/Gold
83. LGBT
84. I Don't Understand All That Fuss
85. Title M
86. Cover Item Moon
87. Author F
88. Amnesia/Memory loss (temporary, real, faked)
89. Reader's choice
90. Cover: Blue
91. 2013
92. Author E
93. Title G
94. Cover Item Weapon(s)
95. Detective
96. Non-caucasian author
97. Illinois
98. Cover: Purple
99. Character has a pet
100. Amazing
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message 4: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Hello team :) I'm really looking forward to this challenge as it's one of my favorites :P


message 5: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Hello everyone....just like Gea this is my favourite challenge too, this time around I joined SS & SSS, should be fun!


message 6: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Hi team! I love this challenge too.

Anyone interested in being captain? Or have any ideas for a team name?


message 7: by NayNay (new)

NayNay I would like to pass on Captain...I know a lot of people like using the team number in the title, why I don't know. But here are a couple names

A Novel Idea
Between the Covers
Circle of Sisters
Cover 2 Cover


message 8: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Hi NayNay and Theo :) It's good to see we're all lovers of this challenge :P I am currently a captain in wobble challenge and would prefer if I didn't captain for this one as well but if no one wishes to do so, I can.

I like name Between the Covers or A Novel Idea


message 9: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I like Between the Covers too!

I was hoping to pass on captain because I captained the last round and wanted to be a little lazy this time, but if Amanda isn't interested, I'll volunteer.

I'll also go ahead and send her a message to make sure she knows that we're her team.


message 10: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Hi everyone! Thanks for the PM, Theo. I will pass on team captain, if that's ok. Between the Covers is a cute name.


message 11: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I'll be captain then, and I'll let Ezi know that our team name will be Between the Covers.

We're about 26 hours from our first roll!!


message 12: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Hi Amanda :) Theo thanks for taking over as captain :)


message 13: by NayNay (new)

NayNay Thanks Theo, Between the Covers great team name, love it. Already lining up the books I want to read, hopefully they will fit the challenge. Have a great day, happy reading!


message 14: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
Looks like y'all are ready!!
You can roll at 12:01a. I can't promise to be up at midnight but I'll try. I'm excited to see book choices as well as everyone's spot. Fun time ahead.
Y'all keep in touch with each other. Communication is key!


message 15: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I rolled a 4.

You can read the 4th book in a series or a book that takes place in England.


message 16: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I'll be reading Grey (Fifty Shades, #4) by E.L. James , #4 in the Fifty Shades of Grey series


message 17: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I'll read Last Hope (Hitman, #4) by Jessica Clare (Hitman #4)


message 18: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
Gea wrote: "I'll read Last Hope (Hitman, #4) by Jessica Clare (Hitman #4)"

I like that one


message 19: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I like the entire series but never got to that last one, good to hear you liked it :)


message 20: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
Gea wrote: "I like the entire series but never got to that last one, good to hear you liked it :)"

Be warned its not as well connected to the prior books. It felt kinda standalone


message 21: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Even better as I can't remember much about previous books :D


message 22: by NayNay (last edited Jul 14, 2016 05:23PM) (new)

NayNay Okay, good start since I love England' Royalty..... The Wild Princess A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter by Mary Hart Perry

Week One
Roll One: 4
Alternative: setting England
Book: The Wild Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter by Mary Hart Perry
NO: of pages - 414
Read: 07/14/16
Rating: 4 stars

Princess Louise was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's 6th child. Because Louise was born at a time when numerous revolutions were taking place in Europe, Queen Victoria believed Louise would be "different." And this proved very true.

Of all Victoria's children, Louise was the most unconventional, hence The Wild Princess. She wanted to be normal and did not flaunt her noble status. This made relations with her and her mother strained. Queen Victoria tried to control her, and she fought back.

When reading historical fiction, fiction is weaved with fact. In the case of this novel, the author followed Louise's life closely, However, readers will find that most of the story line is remarkably accurate and true to the times.


message 23: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments I plan to read Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) by Jill Shalvis (Animal Magnetism #4).


message 24: by Theo (last edited Jul 16, 2016 06:36PM) (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Week 1, Thursday Roll
Roll: 4
Space: 4 (#4 in series, or Setting: England)

Amanda A: Rumor Has It (#4 in Animal Magnetism)
Amanda A's review
Gea:Last Hope (#4 in Hitman)
Gea's review
NayNay: The Wild Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter (Setting: England)
NayNay's review
Theo:Grey (#4 in Fifty Shades)
Theo's review


message 25: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments It's great to see that everyone has checked in with a book choice for our first roll. Please try to have your book read and reviewed by Saturday so that I can roll right at midnight on Sunday.

Happy reading everyone!


message 26: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
Good captains post Theo!


message 27: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Space 4
Last Hope (Hitman, #4) by Jessica Clare
Book: Last Hope by Jessica Clare
Read: 15-Jul-2016
Rating: ★★★★
Review:
This was the last book in the series I started long ago but never finished. It was exactly what I've come to expect from the author, a quick and enjoyable read. It was something different than my usual reads but still close enough for me to enjoy it.


message 28: by Theo (last edited Jul 15, 2016 09:50AM) (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Great job, Gea and NayNay!


message 29: by Ezi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezi Chinny (ezinwanyi) | 16428 comments Mod
Theo,
I am enjoying your leadership. Truly!!!

Nay, that book sounds like a movie, huh? I love that period in film.

Gea, I enjoyed that Hitman series a lot. I didn't love the author's Billionaire series but it is probably because I despise that whole Billionaire and pauper secretary trope.


message 30: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments ThatEzi wrote: "Theo,
I am enjoying your leadership. Truly!!!"


Aww, thanks!


message 31: by NayNay (last edited Jul 15, 2016 06:45PM) (new)

NayNay ThatEzi wrote: "Theo,
I am enjoying your leadership. Truly!!!

Nay, that book sounds like a movie, huh? I love that period in film.

Gea, I enjoyed that Hitman series a lot. I didn't love the author's Billionaire ..."


The book would make a great movie, I love time period movies. The book is actually the first of three but can also be a stand alone.
The Wild Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria's Defiant Daughter
Seducing the Princess
The Shadow Princess


message 32: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Week 1, Thursday Roll
Spot: 4
Read: Grey by E.L. James
Qualification: #4 in Fifty Shades series
Finished: 7/16/16
Rating: 2 stars
Review: A retelling of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian's perspective. It mostly felt redundant, and to be honest, one of the most appealing things about him from the original trilogy is that he's enigmatic. Seeing his inner thoughts makes him seem a little ridiculous. If you enjoyed the first three books, you may find it interesting to see what was happening when Ana wasn't around, but this felt like a fanfiction (of fanfiction, no less).


message 33: by Amanda A (last edited Jul 16, 2016 06:06PM) (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Spot 4
Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) by Jill Shalvis
Date Read: 7/16/16
Rating: ★★★★

I love Jill Shalvis' small-town romances. Griffin and Kate are a cute couple and it was fun to watch them fall for each other. I really enjoyed the humor in this one, especially Kate's random science facts. I will continue with the series and look forward to the next book.


message 34: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Awesome, team! We're ready for our next roll. I look forward to hearing what everyone will be reading next.


message 35: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I rolled a 6! That puts us on spot 10.

You can read a stand-alone, #1, or #10 in a series. The alternate is a book with a purple cover.


message 36: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I'm going to read Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth Wein , #1 in the Code Name Verity series


message 37: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I'll read Axel's Pup (Werewolves & Dragons, #1) by Kim Dare (Werewolves & Dragons #1)


message 38: by NayNay (last edited Jul 18, 2016 05:20PM) (new)

NayNay Good Roll
I will be reading Alone (Bone Secrets, #4) by Kendra Elliot

Week One
Roll Two: 6
Spot: 10
Alternative: Purple Cover
Book: Alone by Kendra Elliot
NO: of pages - 353
Read: 07/18/16
Rating: 4 star

Review

Oh My....I like this series!

Parts of the story is told from the viewpoint of the villains and the where chilling. I liked all the connections that were revealed between Tori's friend and the cult that was responsible for the various murders. The relationship between Tori and Seth was very realistic and nice. The twists and turns kept me devouring the pages. I highly recommend this series.


message 39: by Theo (last edited Jul 20, 2016 08:10PM) (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Week 1, Sunday Roll
Roll: 6
Space: 10 (Stand-alone, #1, or #10 in series, or Cover: Purple)

Amanda A: Darkhouse (#1 in Experiment in Terror)
Amanda A's review
Gea: Axel's Pup (#1 in Werewolves & Dragons)
Gea's review
NayNay: Alone (Cover: Purple)
NayNay's review
Theo: Code Name Verity (#1 in Code Name Verity)
Theo's review


message 40: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments I plan to read Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle (Experiment in Terror #1).


message 41: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Space 10
Axel's Pup (Werewolves & Dragons, #1) by Kim Dare
Book: Axel's Pup (Werewolves & Dragons #1) by Kim Dare
Read: 18-Jul-2016
Rating: ★★★
Review:
I've read a couple of author's books before and while they were good I never really looked into more of her books. This one was quite good but it was way too long for my tastes and it dragged a bit because of that. While I would love to read more about the MC the next book will be about Axel and Bayden again so I'll skip it as I really don't need more of their story.


message 42: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Week 1, Sunday Roll
Spot: 10
Read: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Qualification: #1 in Code Name Verity series
Finished: 7/19/16
Rating: 5 stars
Review: An impeccably researched piece of historical fiction, Code Name Verity was beautiful and captivating. Shedding light on the important role young women played in World War II as civilian pilots and spies, the novel focuses on the friendship of two very different girls as they negotiate life in Britain during the Nazi occupation of France. It's part spy thriller, part war saga, and it's even got a dash of chick lit! I highly recommend it.

Also the author uses a great knitting metaphor, and as a knitter, I'm always excited to see it mentioned in novels: "I didn't lie to him. The story I gave him isn't like a pullover full of holes, dropped stitches that will easily unravel when you start to poke them. More like--slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over."


message 43: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Hope your reading is going well, Amanda!

Don't forget that our next roll can come as early as midnight tonight (if we've gotten all reviews in).


message 44: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 685 comments Spot 10
Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle
Date Read: 7/20/16
Rating: ★★★½

I enjoyed this introduction to the Experiment in Terror series. Perry is not a typical heroine but I really like her and I started to warm up to Dex by the end of the book. They make a pretty good team. The lighthouse investigation was creepy but it will be interesting to see what happens with the show. I look forward to finding out what their next adventure holds in Texas.


message 45: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Great reading, everybody!

I'll be back in a couple hours to roll.


message 46: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Sorry, guys! I rolled a 1.

This puts us on spot 11.

You can read a #1 or #11 in a series or read a book from this shelf: 2001


message 47: by Theo (new)

Theo | 1919 comments I'm going to read Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon, #1) by Nevada Barr , #1 in the Anna Pigeon series


message 48: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I'll read Abducted (Alien Mate Index, #1) by Evangeline Anderson (Alien Mate Index #1)


message 49: by NayNay (last edited Jul 22, 2016 08:22AM) (new)

NayNay I will be reading The Men Who Would Be King Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I by Josephine Ross


Week Two
Roll One: 1
Spot: 11
Alternative: standalone
Book: The Men Who Would Be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I by Josephine Ross
NO: of pages - 224
Read: 07/22/16
Rate: 3 stars

The story of the many suitors of Elizabeth I—one of the most eligible brides in 16th century Europe. This was a very quick readable non-fiction of Elizabeth I's many marriage negotiation. I liked the authors writing and her clear reasons why some of these men were King worthy and others were not. The reason I went from 4 stars to 3 is there were a couple of chapters that were just too long winded for my liking, it felt like she was just going on for filler reasons.


message 50: by Theo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 09:04AM) (new)

Theo | 1919 comments Week 2, Thursday Roll
Roll: 1
Space: 11 (Standalone, #1, or #11 in series, or Shelf: 2001)

Amanda A: Two of a Kind (#11 in Fool's Gold)
Amanda A's review
Gea: Abducted (#1 in Alien Mate Index)
Gea's review
NayNay: The Men Who Would Be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I (Standalone)
NayNay's review
Theo: Track of the Cat (#1 in Anna Pigeon)
Theo's review


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